First Impressions


First impressions, it's what sticks with us {like it or not}. Like me for example. For the love of my readers there's no holding back.



No hiding behind doors. This chick has no makeup, fancy outfit, or one accessory.



Im putting myself out there! Please dont judge too hard but I want yall to see the real me. Not much for a first impression,Yikes. Enough of my scary self... Im ready to talk houses now. What first impression does your home say? When people walk up to your door do they feel welcome? Let's take a minute here to see where I need to put my words in action. What can I do to make my home more welcoming. Take a look at the door and glance down by the fuzzy slippers. Do you see what I see? A new paint job needed here thanks to one small dog. What you cant see in the picture is a extension cord left over from Christmas lights and dead flowers in pots.



Now this is what my home should say... Bienvenue! Welcome!


Now I know we all cant afford landscape...



or an English garden complete with statues...



But we can make a big difference by just adding a small window box and a few flowers.



So now that I have shown yall the real me and my real house,let me jump off of my soapbox and tackle my backdoor. Yes,Im sad to say this is my backdoor. My first impressions may not leave you wanting to come back but I so hope you do! Maybe a broom and some makeup could do this girl some good~

47 comments:

  1. I know that my front porch needs a good sweep...and more. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. Oh how I love your double doors! I have the funniest little off center front porch. It drives me crazy, but to fix it would be structural so I just try to make the most of what I've got. Oh and by the way, fuzzy slippers like that are an accessory in my book!

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  3. WOW...I LOVE your tall double doors. They look beautiful to me!♥

    Oh and my glasses and fuzzy slippers are a staple around here!

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  4. Our front door/porch looks a tad forlorn. About 6 more weeks and I'll be adding some springtime.

    I love your double doors, Susie!

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  5. I must agree with everyone else in the comments. I love the double doors.

    As for your attire. Well that is me most of the time. At least when I'm at home. No make-up, pj's and fuzzies (fuzzy socks for me).

    My porch looks dreary right now, but come spring it will look much better.

    Have a happy Monday

    Kris

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  6. I'm just waiting for the weather to warm up (for good) and then I have a date with a bucket of white paint. Can't wait.

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  7. You are so funny. Love the front door. I think you are too cute...especially with those slippers...they say a lot about how fun you are! I think we should all work on our entrys more and make them welcoming! Great post.
    Debbie

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  8. Your doors are fabulous! I'll trade!!

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  9. I think if I ever custom build my own house, it will be an Acadian style......LOVE the doors!
    Suzanne
    You're cute even w/o makeup!!!

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  10. I love the double doors too! We have a screened in front porch and I wear sweats and socks all day long, everyday!

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  11. Hey, sweet Susie! I just love your front doors, don't think you've showed us those before. They are HUGE & gorgeous. Lucky you. I can't wait to see your new look, I'm sure it will be great. xoxo

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  12. Your doors are awesome - tall and double! I love a pot of flowers, a wreath on the door, and a nice mat. it makes a difference.

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  13. Susie, you have to read my last post on my Creating Contentment blog. It's all about a "first impression" I made the other day.

    You look just like I do most days and I wouldn't have it any other way!

    Mandy

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  14. Hey, Susie, I was trying to find your email addy,but don't see it posted. Can you email me??

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  15. I know my porch could use a broom! Those pesky leaves! :) Your front doors are beautiful and so are you!

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  16. Susie, I see big beautiful front doors! You know, nobody has a beautiful porch in the winter....that's my excuse anyway. I know mine needs a fresh coat of black paint and some new hardware would be nice. :)

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  17. Yes, we built our house with the dream of putting on a huge front wrap around porch...it's not there yet, but someday...with the big beautiful doors. :)

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  18. I love your fuzzy pink slippers! I havew the black fuzzy version!

    You're so right about the first impression that your front porch area gives to others. When we were house hunting a few years ago, I could tell so much about what we were going to see on the inside simply by the cobwebs or lack of them on the outside!!

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  19. What a great looking house! It's beautiful. I bet you have a real laundry ROOM in that house... covet:) Thanks for sharing. It's always fun to see friends in their "natural surroundings" Fun post.

    Pretty Organizer

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  20. I think you look great without makeup!!! And as for first impressions...my front door still needs to be finished...it's painted, but still needs to have a screendoor removed, new house numbers and a kick plate. So I hear ya lady!!!

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  21. My front porch looks horrible and so unwelcoming. I need to spruce it up and make it more warm and inviting.

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  22. Your doors are gorgeous!! I actually didn't even notice that the door needed paint - I was just thinking that your glasses were cute! And oh! Look! She has pink fuzzy slippers like me! :) But my porch could use a good sweep, a pot of dead flowers could be removed till springtime and a new mat is in order.

    I think you just gave me the President's Day project I was looking for! You need to host a PORCH PARTY!

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  23. I suddenly feel the urge to go by a new doormat.
    Mine is from the previous tenant.
    Off to Target I go!

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  24. Thanks for sharing that not everyone is fancy shmancy! I know that I am not and when you come to my front porch or my back door for a visit you may need to step over the leaf piles and over look the finger prints on the glass! Hey not everyone is magazine ready 24/7!

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  25. I love, love, love, love, LOVE those double doors!!! I want those doors!!

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  26. Believe me, you're being way too hard on yourself. The glass, double doors knocked my socks off. Love them!

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  27. Susie, you seem to be as sweet as they come...and that was my first impression!

    Love your front doors! I wanted black front doors for years and my hubby resisted. I finally won out...he now loves them!

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  28. There's nothing you could do that would make me not want to come back! Thanks for the inspiration, love those double doors!

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  29. WOW! I was just driving out of my driveway today and thought...I gotta get the front porch ready for spring...thanks for the push in that direction!
    And really, you look adorable sans makeup and fancy outfit!!
    Robin Rane'
    All Things Heart and Home

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  30. I love my back door entrance much more than my front door. But I agree, I always try to "check" out my front door entrance when company is coming, just to make sure everything looks hopefully okay! Thanks for the reminder and I love your double doors!!!

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  31. my doors need some paint too!

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  32. You are cute without a smudge of makeup, girlie! And love those fuzzy slippers!

    I have been trying to fix our "first impression" porch for about a year, but the people that lived here before put carpet...yes, CARPET on the porch. When we yanked it off, it had this horrible adhesive stuff stuck to the concrete of the porch. My sweet, precious husband has tried EVERYTHING to get it off, even muriatic acid (whatever that is!) and it WON'T. COME. OFF. So, we have a horrible front porch...we're going to have to re-concrete it (I think I just made that word up). Ugh.

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  33. What a great post! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  34. Great inspirations and I LOVE your double doors. Fabulous just like you.

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  35. Your double doors are wondeful and you look beautiful just the way you are!!! did I day your doors are great!! love the windows!!
    LuLu

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  36. Oh you are so silly...I know my house is waiting patiently for the buzz of spring...

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  37. I think the house looks great.

    And if I posted a still-in-my-jammies photo of myself, I'd lose all of my readers!

    It is so time for a spring spruce, though. I have the snow on my lawn, capris in the store blues.

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  38. I think your doors are pretty. Have you thought about adding a kickplate to your front door? I think it would look great!

    ~ Sarah

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  39. Hello ,
    those tall doors have stopped me in my tracks , so glad I found your blog , I enjoyed the look around.
    Chris

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  40. I am coveting those doors - yes I said coveting - while typing in MY pink Laura Ashley house slippers from SteinMart. Loving how you are puttin' yourself out there and I am inspired...

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  41. OF COURSE I'll be your NEIGHBOR! What an honor! So glad you came by to see me:) Do feel free to drop by the Palace any time you're in the mood. No appointment necessary for neighbors and friends! Don't worry about putting yourself out there either... I'm dreaming up the expose (well, it's supposed to sound like exposay but that darn little apostrophe thingy doesn't work over my e') on my big 12 passenger van. Hoping all of blogland doesn't think I'm a loon when they get the low down on this beast... it's the true symbol of my priorities and life... more to come:)

    Thanks for stopping by lady!

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  42. I like your doors. We had some doors like that once nice French ones on the front of the house. Just not black.
    We are going to do our doors on our current house Black when we paint in the spring....well I say that....I have to convince my husband. HA!

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  43. Love, love, love your double front doors! I'd love to see what the whole front porch looks like. And about the makeup...if I'm not leaving the house, the makeup doesn't leave it's cabinet!

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  44. Oh Susie, You're cute even in fuzzy slippers and without make-up!

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  45. Susie, the blog looks great and you look cute in your fuzzy slippers girl!
    I love, love, love your entryway. What beatiful doors! I think they are very welcoming!!!
    Happy terrific Tuesday! Les

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  46. Miss Susie~ what I find so interesting, is what you saw verses what I See....You saw planters with dyeing flowers and Christmas light wires exposed.
    I see magnificent double doors leading to a grand entrance. A beautiful foyer peeking through the glass. A warm familiar face with her beauty that shines from the inside out. Someone I could visit and chat the afternoon away with in our PJ's. While indulging in something delicious..... Yup, that's what I see.

    Sweet Wishes,
    Sara

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  47. Love your double doors Susie! Oh my goodness your back door is nothing compared to mine...I gotta take a pic and share...this is a great blog topic...what me is all about behind the door...hehehe...my front porch is slowly a work in progress and a few more things for the back is getting the fix.

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